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Drop in temperatures forecast

Arctic air to settle in

Enjoy it while the lasts – the warmer weather, that is.

After almost a week of above-zero temperatures, daytime temperatures are forecast to fall to minus 13 on Sunday.

“We still have plenty of winter left,” according to Environment Canada's Bobby Sekhon. “We're going to see Arctic air come down from the Yukon into Northern B.C. by early next week.”

As for how long it might stay?

“Some models have it sticking around all of next week,” says Sekhon. “Other models have it as a blip as temperatures climb back up towards late next week. What we do know is that by the end of the weekend we're going to see a lot colder temperatures as we get into next week.”

Our recent stretch of plus temperatures is certainly not uncommon, nor is a drop to minus 20 or colder in late January.

“January is the month we see the most variability in temperatures out of all the months of the year,” acknowledges Sekhon.

7 Day Forecast

Tonight

-1 °C

Clear. Becoming partly cloudy after midnight. Wind southwest 50 km/h gusting to 70 becoming west 30 gusting to 50 early this evening. Low minus 1.


Mainly sunny

Wednesday

-2 °C

Mainly sunny. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light early in the afternoon. Temperature steady near minus 2. Wind chill near minus 7.


Partly cloudy

Wednesday night

-5 °C

Partly cloudy. Wind up to 15 km/h. Low minus 5. Wind chill minus 5 in the evening.


Sunny

Thursday

-3 °C

Sunny. High minus 3.


Cloudy periods

Thursday night

-3 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 3.


A mix of sun and cloud

Friday

3 °C

A mix of sun and cloud. High plus 3.


Cloudy periods

Friday night

-3 °C

Cloudy periods. Low minus 3.


Chance of showers

Saturday

2 °C

Cloudy with 40 percent chance of showers. High plus 2.


Chance of flurries

Saturday night

-13 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 13.


Chance of flurries

Sunday

-13 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 13.


Chance of flurries

Sunday night

-21 °C

Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries. Low minus 21.


Chance of flurries

Monday

-18 °C

A mix of sun and cloud with 60 percent chance of flurries. High minus 18.